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 yǐ to use / by means of / according to / in order to / because of / at (a certain date or place)
Results beginning with 以
 yǐ jí as well as / too / and
 yǐ shàng that level or higher / that amount or more / the above-mentioned / (used to indicate that one has completed one's remarks) That is all.
 yǐ hòu after / later / afterwards / following / later on / in the future
 yǐ xià that level or lower / that amount or less / the following
 yǐ qián before / formerly / previous / ago
 yǐ lái since (a previous event)
 yǐ wéi to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken &ndash / except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
 yǐ wài apart from / other than / except for / external / outside of / on the other side of / beyond
 yǐ wǎng in the past / formerly
便 yǐ biàn so that / so as to / in order to
 yǐ miǎn in order to avoid / so as not to
 yǐ nèi within / less than
 yǐ cǐ with this / thereby / thus / because of this
 yǐ zhì to such an extent as to / down to / up to
 yǐ fáng (so as) to avoid / to prevent / (just) in case
 yǐ zhì down to / up to / to such an extent as to ... / also written 以至於|以至于[yi3 zhi4 yu2]
 yǐ qiú in order to
 yǐ qī in order to / hoping to / attempting to / waiting for
 yǐ nán to the south of (suffix)
 yǐ běi to the north of (suffix)
西 yǐ xī to the west of (suffix)
 yǐ dōng to the east of (suffix)
 yǐ jūn Israeli soldiers
 yǐ cì in the proper order / the following
 yǐ tài Ether-
 Yǐ Aī Israel-Egypt
 yǐ jiàng since (some point in the past)
 Yǐ lu:4 Eluid (son of Achim)
 Yǐ sǎ Isaac (son of Abraham)
 Yǐ Xù Israel-Syria
 yǐ zī by way of / to serve as
 Yǐ sè liè Israel
 yǐ zhì yú down to / up to / to the extent that...
 Yǐ tài wǎng Ethernet
 yǐ lì yú for the sake of / in order to
 yǐ cǐ wéi to regard as / to treat as
 Yǐ fǎ lián Ephraim (city)
 yǐ fú suǒ Ephesus, city of ancient Greece
 Yǐ lì yà Elijah (Old Testament prophet)
 Yǐ sī tiě Esther (name)
 Yǐ tài fáng Ethereum
亿 yǐ yì jì to number in the thousands
 yǐ zhì yú so that / to the point that
 yǐ rén wéi běn people-oriented
 yǐ shēn zuò zé to set an example (idiom) / to serve as a model
 Yǐ sè liè rén Israelite / Israeli
 yǐ quán móu sī to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
 yǐ shēn xiāng xǔ to give one's heart to / to devote one's life to
 yǐ é chuán é to spread falsehoods / to increasingly distort the truth / to pile errors on top of errors (idiom)
 yǐ piān gài quán (lit.) to take a part for the whole / to generalize
 yǐ róu kè gāng to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
 yǐ shǎo shèng duō using the few to defeat the many (idiom) / to win from a position of weakness
 yǐ shēn shì fǎ to challenge the law (idiom) / to knowingly violate the law
 yǐ dé bào yuàn to return good for evil (idiom) / to requite evil with good
 yǐ jǐng xiào yóu in order to warn against following bad examples (idiom) / as a warning to others
 yǐ yí zhì yí to use foreigners to subdue foreigners (idiom) / let the barbarians fight it out among themselves (traditional policy of successive dynasties) / Use Western science and technology to counter imperialist encroachment. (late Qing modernizing slogan)
 yǐ bào yì bào to replace one tyranny by another / to use violence against violence
 yǐ dú gōng dú to cure ills with poison (TCM) / to fight evil with evil / set a thief to catch a thief / to fight fire with fire
 yǐ fáng wàn yī to guard against the unexpected (idiom) / just in case / prepared for any eventualities
 yǐ lǐ xiāng dài to treat sb with due respect (idiom)
 yǐ luǎn jī shí lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom) / to attempt the impossible / to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
 yǐ mào qǔ rén to judge sb by appearances (idiom)
 yǐ qiáng líng ruò to use one's strength to bully the weak (idiom)
 yǐ shēn bào guó to give one's body for the nation (idiom) / to spend one's whole life in the service of the country
 yǐ shèn wéi jiàn to take caution as the key (idiom) / to proceed very carefully
 yǐ shēn xǔ guó to dedicate oneself to the cause of one's country (idiom)
 yǐ tāng wò fèi to manage a situation badly (idiom)
 yǐ yá huán yá a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
 yǐ yǎn huán yǎn an eye for an eye (idiom) / fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
 yǐ yì dài láo to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy / to nurture one's strength and bide one's time (idiom)
  the State of Israel
 yǐ bào zhì bào to use violence to curb violence
 yǐ bèi bù cè to be prepared for accidents
 yǐ běn rén míng under one's own name / named after oneself
 yǐ cǐ lèi tuī and so on / in a similar fashion
 Yǐ fú suǒ shū Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians
 yǐ gōng dài zhèn to provide work to relieve poverty
 yǐ hé wéi guì harmony is to be prized
 yǐ huá zhì huá use Chinese collaborators to subdue the Chinese (imperialist policy)
 yǐ lèi xǐ miàn to bathe one's face in tears (idiom)
 yǐ lǐ bào táo lit. give a plum in exchange for a peach / to return a favor (idiom)
 yǐ lín wéi hè to use one's neighbor as a drain / to shift one's problems onto others (idiom)
 Yǐ lì yà jìng Eliakim (name, Hebrew: God will raise up) / Eliakim, servant of the Lord in Isaiah 22:20 / Eliakim, son of Abiud and father of Azor in Matthew 1:13
 Yǐ lì yà sǎ Eleazar (son of Eluid)
 yǐ mǎ nèi lì Emanuel
 yǐ miǎn jiè kǒu to remove sth that could be used as a pretext (idiom)
 yǐ quán yā fǎ to abuse power to crush the law
 yǐ rén fèi yán to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects) / to judge on preference between advisers rather than the merits of the case
 yǐ ruò shèng qiáng using the weak to defeat the strong (idiom) / to win from a position of weakness
 Yǐ sài yà shū Book of Isaiah
 yǐ shēn dǐ zhài forced labor to repay a debt
 yǐ shì jǐng jiè to serve as a warning (idiom)
 yǐ shǐ wéi jiàn to learn from history (idiom)
 Yǐ sī lā Jì Book of Ezra
 yǐ sǐ míng zhì to demonstrate one's sincerity by dying
 Yǐ sī tiě jì Book of Esther
 Yǐ tài wǎng lù Ethernet
 Yǐ tài wǎng luò Ethernet
 yǐ wù yì wù to barter / barter
 yǐ xià fàn shàng to disrespect one's superiors / to offend one's elders
 yǐ xiǎng dú zhě for the benefit of the reader
 yǐ xiǎo jǐ dà minor projects eclipse major ones (idiom)
西 Yǐ xī jié shū Book of Ezekiel
 yǐ xū dài shí to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
 yǐ yán dài fǎ to substitute one's words for the law (idiom) / high-handedly putting one's orders above the law
 yǐ yào yǎng yī "drugs serving to nourish doctors", perceived problem in PRC medical practice
 yǐ yī yù wàn to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
 yǐ zhài yǎng zhài debt nurtures more debt (idiom)
 yǐ zī zhèng míng in support or witness hereof (idiom)
  mark to market
 yǐ lǎo dà zì jū regarding oneself as number one in terms of leadership, seniority or status
 yǐ rén míng mìng míng to name sth after a person / named after / eponymous
 Yǐ sè liè Gōng dǎng Labor (Israel)
 yǐ sè liè kōng jūn Israeli Air Force
 yǐ tài wǎng luò zhèng Ethernet frame
 yǐ tóu piào fāng shì by vote
 yǐ zì yá shā rén to kill sb for a trifle
  Israel-controlled area
  Yisrael Beiteinu Party / Yisrael Beiteinu
  forest-dependent people
  Humanity First
  Israel Space Agency
  hide-in-an-earthquake technique / earthquake masking
  Jewish settlement / Israeli settlement
 yǐ liáng huàn qiāng fāng àn food for guns programme
 yǐ sè liè guó fáng jūn Israel Defense Forces
 yǐ shī bài ér gào zhōng to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
 yǐ tài wǎng luò duān kǒu Ethernet port
  split assessments
  General Security Service of the State of Israel / General Security Service / Shabak / Shin Bet
  Land for Peace
  beggar-thy-neighbour policy
  Association for Civil Rights in Israel
  by consensus
  Israel Womens Network
 yǐ lián hé guó zuò yǎn shì UN fig leaf
  people-centred development
  mother-tongue medium
  people-oriented planning
 yǐ qì hòu xué fāng fǎ yù bào climatological forecast
 yǐ rén dào zhǔ yì zuò yǎn shì humanitarian fig leaf / humanitarian alibi / humanitarian substitute (for political or military action)
-巴  Israel-Palestine Unit
  growth-oriented adjustment
  Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
  user-centred services
  results-oriented mentality
  content-oriented guidelines
  policy-oriented analysis
 yǐ xiàn jīn zhī fù gōng zī fāng àn cash-for-work programme
Approximate Results for 以
 kě yǐ can / may / possible / able to / not bad / pretty good
 suǒ yǐ therefore / as a result / so / the reason why
 nán yǐ hard to (predict, imagine etc)
 shì yǐ therefore / thus / so
 yǔ yǐ to give / to impose / to apply
 jiā yǐ in addition / moreover / (used before a disyllabic verb to indicate that the action of the verb is applied to sth or sb previously mentioned) / to apply (restrictions etc) to (sb) / to give (support, consideration etc) to (sth)
 zú yǐ sufficient to... / so much so that / so that
 dé yǐ able to / so that sb can / enabling / in order to / finally in a position to / with sth in view
 hé yǐ (literary) why / how
 yòng yǐ in order to / so as to
 lài yǐ to rely on / to depend on
 fǔ yǐ supplemented by / accompanied by / with
 chú yǐ (math.) divided by
 zhì yǐ to express / to present / to extend / to tender (greetings, thanks etc)
 guàn yǐ to label / to call
 chéng yǐ (math.) multiplied with
 bào yǐ to give in return
 gěi yǐ to give / to grant
 Bā Yǐ Palestinian-Israeli (relations)
 jiè yǐ so as to / for the purpose of / in order to
 jiè yǐ variant of 借以[jie4 yi3]
 bù kě yǐ may not
 zhī suǒ yǐ the reason why
 suǒ yǐ rán the reason why
 dài zhī yǐ (has been) replaced with / (its) place has been taken by
 liú yǐ dá Tats
 ān yǐ xuān An
 Máo Yǐ shēng Mao Yisheng (1896-1989), Chinese structural engineer and social activist
  Lebanese Squads for Resistance against Israel / al-Saraya
 bàn yǐ shàng more than half
 de kě yǐ (coll.) very / awfully
 Huáng Yǐ jìng Wong Yee Ching or Flossie Wong-Staal (1947-) Hong Kong American virologist, joint discoverer of the HIV AIDS virus
 Měi yǐ měi Methodist (Christian sect)
 nián yǐ lái since the year ...
 yī zhí yǐ lái in the past always / for a long time now / until now
 cháng qī yǐ lái ever since a long time ago
 bù yǐ wéi rán not to accept as correct (idiom) / to object / to disapprove / to take exception to
 nán yǐ zhì xìn hard to believe / incredible
 quán lì yǐ fù to do at all costs / to make an all-out effort
 zì yǐ wéi shì to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
 mèng mèi yǐ qiú to yearn for sth even in one's dreams (idiom) / to long for sth day and night
 yǒu shǐ yǐ lái since the beginning of history
 zì gǔ yǐ lái since ancient times
 shì mù yǐ dài lit. to wipe one's eyes and wait (idiom) / to wait and see
 rú yuàn yǐ cháng to have one's wish fulfilled
 chí zhī yǐ héng to pursue unremittingly (idiom) / to persevere
 xí yǐ wéi cháng accustomed to / used to
 cóng jīn yǐ hòu henceforth
 diào yǐ qīng xīn treat sth lightly / to lower one's guard
 yǒu shēng yǐ lái since birth / for one's whole life
 xìn yǐ wéi zhēn to take sth to be true
 xué yǐ zhì yòng to study sth to apply it / study for practical applications
齿 nán yǐ qǐ chǐ to be too embarrassed to mention sth (idiom) / to find it hard to speak about sth
 nán yǐ zhuō mō elusive / hard to pin down / enigmatic
 hào zhěng yǐ xiá to be calm and unruffled in the midst of chaos or at a busy time (idiom)
 zuò yǐ dài bì to sit and wait for death (idiom) / resigned to one's fate
 wàng hū suǒ yǐ to get carried away / to forget oneself
 shéng zhī yǐ fǎ to punish according to the law / to bring to justice
 yè yǐ jì rì night and day (idiom) / continuous strenuous effort
 zī zī yǐ qiú diligent and tireless (idiom)
 xū wèi yǐ dài to reserve a seat / to leave a position vacant
 liáo yǐ zì wèi to find some consolation (idiom) / to find relief in
 xiǎo yǐ dà yì to reason with sb / to lecture
 bǎo yǐ lǎo quán to thump repeatedly with one's fist
 bù yǐ wéi yì not to mind / unconcerned
 bù zhī suǒ yǐ to not know the reason / to not know what to do
 chī zhī yǐ bí to snort disdainfully / to scoff at / to turn up one's nose
 jiǎn yǐ yǎng lián frugality makes honesty (idiom)
 kuān yǐ dài rén to be lenient with others (idiom)
 liáo yǐ sè zé just to get away with one's responsibilities / in order to get off the hook
 shòu rén yǐ bǐng to hand someone the swordhilt (idiom) / to give someone a hold on oneself
 wàng qí suǒ yǐ see 忘乎所以[wang4 hu1 suo3 yi3]
 wén yǐ zài dào words of truth / moral expressed in words / written article explaining a moral
 wú yǐ fù jiā in the extreme (idiom) / incapable of further increase
 wù yǐ lèi jù similar things come together (idiom) / like draws like / Birds of a feather flock together.
 xiāng rú yǐ mò to moisten with spittle (idiom) / sharing meager resources / mutual help in humble circumstances
 xí yǐ chéng sú to become accustomed to sth through long practice
 xū jǐ yǐ tīng to listen to the ideas of others with an open mind (idiom)
 yǎn yǐ lu:4 jǐ to be strict with oneself (idiom) / to demand a lot of oneself
  sanction of imprisonment
 bàn shù yǐ shàng more than half
 chēng mù yǐ duì to return only a blank stare / to stare back
 cǐ shí yǐ qián heretofore
 Dàn yǐ lǐ shū Book of Daniel
 duō nián yǐ lái for many years (in the past)
 hé yǐ jiàn dé how can one be sure?
 jiǎn yǐ fáng kuì frugality in order to prevent destitution (idiom)
 jù shí yǐ gào to report according to the facts / to tell the truth / to tell it like it is
 kāi shǐ yǐ qián before the beginning (of sth)
 kě yǐ bān yùn safe to move
 lěng zhàn yǐ hòu post-Cold War
 liáo yǐ jiě mèn relaxation
 lì zú yǐ zuò afford / able to
 Měi guó yǐ wài except for the US
 nán yǐ hàn dòng unsusceptible to change / deeply entrenched
 nán yǐ lǐ jiě hard to understand / incomprehensible
 nán yǐ mǒ qù hard to erase / ineradicable
 nán yǐ rěn shòu hard to endure / unbearable
 nán yǐ shí xiàn hard to accomplish / difficult to achieve
 nán yǐ yìng fù hard to deal with / hard to handle
 nán yǐ zī yǐ cannot control oneself (idiom) / to be beside oneself
 nǔ lì yǐ fù to use one's best efforts to do sth (idiom)
 qiáo shǒu yǐ dài to hold one's breath (in anticipation) (idiom) / to anxiously await
 qiāo zú yǐ dài lit. raise one's foot enough to delay / make a pretence of action (idiom)
 qíng hé yǐ kān how can this be endured! (idiom)
 qī yǐ qí fāng deceived by a pretense of reason (idiom)
 shuāi zhī yǐ shǔ to treat a debility according to its nature
 shù yǐ bǎi jì hundreds of
 shù yǐ qiān jì thousands (of sth)
 shù yǐ wàn jì tens of thousands / numerous
亿 shù yǐ yì jì countless / innumerable
 sù yuàn yǐ cháng a long-cherished ambition is realized
 wú yán yǐ duì to be left speechless / unable to respond
 wú yǐ wéi bào unable to return the favor
 wú yǐ wéi shēng no way to get by
 xí yǐ chéng xìng deeply ingrained / steeped in
 xū xí yǐ dài to reserve a seat for sb (idiom)
 yǐn yǐ wéi ào to be intensely proud of sth (idiom)
 yǐn yǐ wéi hàn to consider sth regrettable (idiom)
 yǐn yǐ wéi róng to regard it as an honor (idiom)
 yōu kǔ yǐ zhōng worried to death (idiom)
 yǔ yǐ zhào gù to ask sb to carefully consider a request (idiom)
 zhuó jǐn yǐ yú to make the ugly beautiful (idiom)
 zú yǐ zì wèi to have sufficient to console oneself (idiom)
 yī yán yǐ bì zhī one word says it all (idiom, from Analects) / to cut a long story short / in a nutshell
 bù yǐ cí hài zhì don't let rhetoric spoil the message (idiom) / don't get carried away with flowery speech to the detriment of what you want to say
 mín yǐ shí wéi tiān Food is the God of the people. (idiom) / People view food as the primary need. / Food first, ethical niceties second
 wù yǐ xī wéi guì the rarer sth is, the greater its value (idiom)
 bù yǐ cí hài zhì don't let rhetoric spoil the message (idiom) / don't get carried away with flowery speech to the detriment of what you want to say
 bù yǐ rén fèi yán not to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects) / to judge on the merits of the case rather than preference between advisers
 Sā hā lā yǐ nán sub-Saharan
 xiǎng yǐ bì mén gēng to close the door in one's face (idiom)
 yì xiǎo shí yǐ hòu a short time later
  Lebanese Squads for Resistance against Israel / al-Saraya
 bù zhī qí suǒ yǐ rán not recognized for what it is
 gòng xiǎng yǐ tài wǎng luò shared Ethernet
 jiāo huàn yǐ tài wǎng luò switched Ethernet
 kuài sù yǐ tài wǎng luò Fast Ethernet
 xià chóng bù kě yǐ yǔ bīng a summer insect cannot discuss ice (idiom)
 xié tiān zǐ yǐ lìng tiān xià (expr.) hold the feudal overlord and you control the whole country
 xié tiān zǐ yǐ lìng zhū hóu (expr.) hold the feudal overlord and you control his vassals
  tradable entitlements
 liǎng gè huò liǎng gè yǐ shàng two or more
 Sā hā lā yǐ nán Fēi zhōu sub-Saharan Africa
 shī yí cháng jì yǐ zhì yí "learn from the foreigners in order to gain command of them", idea advocated by Wei Yuan 魏源[Wei4 Yuan2]
 zhuān yè jí yǐ shàng zhí lèi Professional and higher categories
 tā shān zhī shí kě yǐ gōng yù lit. the other mountain's stone can polish jade (idiom) / to improve oneself by accepting criticism from outside / to borrow talent from abroad to develop the nation effectively
  tradable emission rights
  Conference on the Prospects for an Arab-Israeli Peace
亿 shí yì wèi yuán yǐ tài wǎng luò Gigabit Ethernet
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